Jobs & Employability Bulletin November 2017 Employer Spotlight: This November we are turning our ‘Employer Spotlight’ on Network Rail Network Rail employs 36,600 people directly and supports a further 117,750 jobs across the UK through their supply chain. Employing more than 600 apprentices and taking on around 90 graduates every year, it’s not all about engineering! Running a railway and realising their vision for the future requires dedicated and talented people with a huge range of professional skills. To find out more about the great opportunities available visit their website. OU graduate Andrew joined the Network Rail Graduate Scheme in 2016, you can read his story here
Featured jobs and opportunities: Local Government Association: Social care, housing, education and the environment are just a fraction of the services local councils are constantly working to improve. They are looking for the next generation of managers to lead critical projects and services that have tangible, everyday outcomes for people’s lives. Find out more about the National Graduate Development Programme here. NHS Leadership Academy: Joining the NHS Graduate Management Training Scheme puts you on the road to developing the skills and confidence you need to lead our organisation through its transformation into an ever more efficient, successful and professional health care service. Find out more here. Capgemini: Discover a range of opportunities in business, technology, finance and management. Find out more here. OU Graduate Emily successfully secured a place on the graduate scheme in the Consultant Development Community, you can read her story here. General Electric: GE offer a range of opportunities, including 12 month placements in project management, HR, Finance and IT, as well as entry level positions, alongside more experienced roles. Learn more on the GE website. Mencap: This UK charity are committed to changing the world for everyone with a learning disability. You can become a Visiting Volunteer, making 6 visits per year to an adult with a learning disability to offer support through community visits or similar. Visit the Mencap website for further information. Think Ahead: The Think Ahead programme is a new route into social work, for graduates and careerchangers remarkable enough to make a real difference to people with mental health problems. For further information click here. We currently have over 800 opportunities on JobZone, the OU’s dedicated vacancy advertising service. Sign up here and customise your email alerts to stay up to date with the latest opportunities.
Events and other opportunities: Sensible Media – How Professional Services Firms Hire: 16th November, 18:30 – 19:45. Professional services firms like banks, management consultants and law firms are at the top of many people’s list of target employers. Most people however don’t know how these firms make hiring choices, and especially how they choose between qualified candidates. In this webinar Lauren Rivera, associate professor of management at Kellogg School of Management, draws on her award-winning research into hiring practices at elite professional services firms to show how the hiring process works, what qualities EPS firms prize in candidates and how they ultimately choose who to hire. For further details click here. The OR Society’s Annual Careers Open Day: Find out about careers in Operational Research and analytics based environments, including employer presentations and an opportunity to hear graduates experiences. 15th November 2017, Birmingham. For further information click here. Have a look at Open University Careers and Employability events. If you miss the chance to participate on the day, a recorded version can be downloaded at a later date. Including this month: Webinars:
Opportunities with PwC: Voted number 1 in The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers survey, join Andrew from PwC for insight into the application process, and tips on how to make your application stand out. Availab